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Daniel Texeira (left) and Hayato Nogaki.

Daniel Texeira has been appointed General Manager for Romer House Waikīkī. Hayato Nogaki has been appointed General Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu.

HONOLULU, HI – Highgate, a leading hotel management, investment and development company, announce the appointments of two hospitality leaders to serve as General Managers of its expanding portfolio of hotels across the Hawaii region.

Daniel Texeira and Hayato Nogaki are exceptional hospitality leaders. With a progressive portfolio, we are committed to mentoring talent and creating opportunities for emerging executives to excel within Highgate” said Kelly Sanders, Highgate Hawaii Group President. “Daniel will steward the launch of Romer House Waikīkī with bold community vision and engaging leadership; and Hayato will helm AC Hotel Honolulu with a business acumen that will transform hospitality standards in downtown Honolulu. I am exceptionally proud of their appointments to Highgate Hawaii.” 

Daniel Texeira, who opened AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu in December 2023, has been appointed General Manager for the highly anticipated Romer House Waikīkī, Oahu’s first adults-only hotel set to open in early June, as sister property of the family-friendly, Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador. Designed as a love letter to an iconic neighborhood, Romer House Waikīkī, offers a 179-room adult urban hideaway with a spirited new concept by TableOne Hospitality, offering guests curated local art partnerships, wellness programs, unconventional amenities, and a pool retreat for social relaxation with a vibrant cocktail culture.

With over 15-years of experience in the hospitality industry, Texeira joins Romer House Waikīkī after leadership roles at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach as Director of Operations and Performance Development Manager for Marriott International Hawaii. Texeira also held previous positions at Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa and Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa on Oahu.

Hayato Nogaki has been appointed General Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu. Nogaki will oversee managerial operations of Oahu’s first AC hotel located in the heart of downtown Honolulu, which celebrated its grand opening on March 3, 2024.

AC Hotel Honolulu is lauded for its modern and essentialist-minded 112-guest rooms, executive amenities, conference services, value-centric rates, and its diversified food and beverage experiences at Common Ground, The Dotted Line and Yours Truly.

Nogaki most recently led as General Manager for Omni Charlotte Hotel. Prior he held management positions at Hotel Bennett, The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Carmel Valley Ranch, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island and The Ritz Carlton Kapalua. A graduate of Cornell University, Nogaki holds honors from the General Managers Program, Business Administration and Management.

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